Actor Portfolio Photographer Chris MacKenzie finds himself in a stream
It never ceases to amaze me what I get asked to do as I covered Ailsa’s Actor Portfolio photography session. Yesterday, I went out with Ailsa Thomson a fanstatic young actor who I met at The Space last year in Dundee.
This was a long awaited collaboration, on both our accounts, it started with a tentative email and an enquiry; “Ive seen your work – I love it – I would like to work with you”
The next step was a few site visits, difficult to see what the final outcome would be, but the locations were very special. So I left Ailsa to have a think about what she wanted out of the shoot and neither Sarah Rose (my assistant on the day) or I had the slightest expectation about what was to befall us.
Down the hill came Ailsa, blood pouring from her head, I knew it wasnt real. It wasnt – was it. yet all I wanted to do was scream, someone get an ambulance, it looked horrific.
That was the easy bit, the next step was for Ailsa and I to get into the stream. Unfortunatley, though the stream looked shallow, there was about two feet of silt, we both ended up with water far higher up our bodies then both us felt comfortable with us.
It’s so diffiult to choose from the images we took as they are all are stunning. We opted for 10 minutes as the water was freezing, yet we had made so many efforts to get to this point neither of us were giving up without a fight.
Sarah Rose, held the soft box perfectly whilst I took the shots. Sarah was a treasure on the day and did absolutely loads. Ailsa, well she gets all the credit. Watch out for more from Ailsa soon ……
Ailsa Thomson: Actor and Makeup
Sarah Rose Jenkins: Assistant
Chris covers all aspects of photography, his portfolio is strong and varied, feel free to check out his website to view his full portfolio Chris MacKenzie Photography One of his key passions is Food Photography, Chef PR Photography, Restaurant Interiors Photography, anything food related actually. Chris has a strong awareness of branding. His work is regularly commended. Recently Chris became a member of Scotland Food and Drink